The second-and-last run Jr Junction Train & Hobby EXCLUSIVE is now sold out and will not be produced again.
Did you miss out on the first run of this iconic locomotive model? We have made arrangements with MTH Electric Trains to produce a second run!
This O gauge 3-RAIL model of the famous New York Central Alco RS-3 #8223 is a special custom-run release exclusively available from Jr Junction Train & Hobby. Originally released in commemoration of our 20th year in business and in memory of the prototype locomotive owner Albert J. Kallfelz Jr.
Locomotive 8223 was the first RS-3 delivered to the New York Central Railroad by the American Locomotive Co. (ALCo) as a class DRSP-6A diesel in August of 1950. It became Penn Central in 1966 and finally Amtrak in 1976. It spent much of its life in mainline and branch line service but was most often found in the upstate New York region. Railroad enthusiast Albert Kallfelz purchased this locomotive from Amtrak and with assistance of members of the CNY Chapter, NRHS fully restored it to operation and reapplied the classic lightning stripe decoration. For many years it served faithfully as the flagship locomotive of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. It brought thousands of rail passengers through the beautiful state park from the city of Utica to Thendara (Old Forge) on the New York Central Railroads former Adirondack branch.
Albert Kallfelz was involved with historic rail preservation as well as an active member of the National Railway Historical Society for well over fifty years. He lead the Central New York Chapter as president for many of those years including 1998 when the Chapter hosted the NRHS National Convention. Today, the Central New York Chapter owns and maintains two railroad station museums at Martisco and Central Square, NY and a railroad equipment display at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse NY. The Chapter has a membership of many people of all ages throughout the United States. They maintain a large modular O Gauge railroad layout and hosts the Great New York State Model Train Fair, the second largest show of its type in the northeast for over 45 years. More information about the Central NY Chapter is found at www.cnynrhs.org
This SECOND RELEASE Railking Scale Diesel Locomotive Features:
•Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
•Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
•Metal Handrails and Horn
•Authentic Paint Scheme
•Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
•(2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers
•Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
•Directional Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights
•(2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
•Operating Proto-Smoke Diesel Exhaust
•Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
•Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
•1:48 Scale Proportions
•Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Adirondack Scenic Railroad Specific Proto-Announcements
• Unit Measures: 14 1/2” x 2 1/2” x 3 3/4”
• Operates On O-31 Curves